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One Liners: Polydor, Atlantic, Megan Thee Stallion, more

By | Published on Friday 1 May 2020



Universal’s Polydor has promoted Lucy Dann and Stephen Hallowes to the role of Marketing Director. Both of them. “They are central to the results we achieve as a label”, says co-President Tom March. “We’re delighted to have the two best directors of marketing and their promotion is thoroughly deserved!”

Warner’s Atlantic Records UK has hired Rich Castillo as A&R Director. He joins from Sony/ATV. “Rich has great ears and a brilliant track record for finding and creating massive pop hits”, says co-President Briony Turner. “His experience and energy will make him a welcome addition to the A&R team”.



Megan Thee Stallion has released a new remix of her track ‘Savage’ featuring none other than Beyonce. Both artists are donating their royalties from the track to COVID-19 relief in their hometown of Houston, Texas.

AJ Tracey has released new single ‘Dinner Guest’, featuring Mostack. All first week download profits will be donated to NHS Charities.

Arca has released new single ‘Nonbinary’. “I’m asking for recognition that we have multiple selves without denying that there’s a singular unit”, she says. “I want to be seen as an ecosystem of minor self-states without being stripped of the dignity of being a whole. It gives me the feeling of possibility, to not allow for easy categorisation. I wouldn’t want to just go pop and I wouldn’t want to go full experimentalist. That’s where a nonbinary mode of thinking feels really fertile. It opens possibilities rather than collapsing things. Allowing for change without resisting it”. Her new album, ‘Kick I’, is set for release later this year.

Mogwai have released their soundtrack for TV series ‘ZeroZeroZero’ on Bandcamp. For the first week it will be available on a pay-what-you-want basis, with half of proceeds being donated to NHS Charities and Help Musicians. “By donating half of what we make in the first week, we hope to do something to help those in need”, says the band’s Stuart Braithwaite. “We’re also aware that everyone has been affected financially and because of that we have made the record available on a pay-what-you-can basis”.

Groove Armada have released new single ‘Get Out On The Dancefloor’, featuring Empire Of The Sun’s Nick Littlemore. “As I went through the recordings of Nick, I realised there were lots of cool phrases and great deliveries we could use”, says the duo’s Andy Cato. “It took a very long time to find the right order for them, but once we had that line ‘Get out on the dancefloor’, it felt vibey. Slotting the music underneath was the easy bit!”

Emika has launched new record label Improvisations X Inspirations with the surprise release of new album, ‘Chaos Star’. Be quick though, she’s only making it available for 24 hours on Bandcamp. If you miss it, she’s also put out new single ‘Sleep In The Day’, which will have a longer lifetime.

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